Nokia on Thursday (9th/May/2013) unveiled a USD 99 (about Rs 5,350) touch screen mobile with internet capability on its popular Asha series as it looks to regain lost ground after having fallen behind in the global smartphone race.
The Asha 501, which will be built in India, will roll out to 90 countries by June and will cost USD 99 excluding taxes. The phone will use a new software that allows users to multitask between built in applications for popular social media sites.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled new software, called the Asha platform, to run its Asha devises. The new software is revamp of the old version and has been bundled with a pact that lets customers use Facebook for free on their handsets.
A team of researchers lead by Sumit Dagar (In picture) from India have created a Smartphone prototype for the visually impaired people. The project has taken about 3years for innovators to create this masterpiece which converts all the texts into the Braille patterns. According to Times of India, the masterpiece enable and help the blind people to read SMSes and even emails on the phone.
Sumit Dagar, innovator of this first of its kind Smartphone was very pleased with its success has told, “We have created the world’s first Braille smartphone, this product is based on an innovative ‘touch screen’ which is capable of elevating and depressing the contents it receives to transform them into ‘touchable’ patterns.” He also added, “The response during the test has been immense. It comes out as a companion more than a phone to the user. We plan to do more advanced versions of the phone in the future.”
Mozilla's CEO Gary Kovacs broke the silence on their new innovation of Mobile OS during the Dive Into Mobile conference today.
Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation behind the Firefox browser, is bringing its engineering acumen to bear on a new mobile operating system, Firefox
According to CEO, the launch will start in 5 countries in June and 11 more by the end of the year. “We plan to hit Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal and Spain. … We’ll hit the U.S. in 2014.”
He said they are starting in emerging markets where Firefox is particularly strong.
Some of the features of Firefox OS:-
The Dual-SIM iPhone case is special enough that it allows you to switch between either one of two SIM cards at the touch of a button. The iPhone Case is like some kind of action video game character; storming around with not one, but two SIMs, capable of flicking between them at the touch of a button.
Perfect for travellers, businesspeople and international men/women of mystery, this case lets you dual-wield two SIM cards, while still providing stylish iPhone protection. There’s no software needed, you simply insert your SIM cards into the case and clip it onto your iPhone 4/4S. The clever design allows you to alternate between them with a flick of a switch, meaning no more annoying fiddling about.
Maybe you’re flying into a new country, or you’re heading home from work. Maybe you’ve just got so many friends you need more than one SIM card to hold them all. Either way, this sleek and sturdy case will keep your iPhone safe, and all your calls fiddle-free.
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Ooh did i say 5GB of data FREE cloud storage?....ooh yes but for only those with Galaxy SIII. SugarSync has been added to Samsung's AllShare Play service. The SugarSync was first added to Samsung Internet-connected Smart TVs in January and will now be featured on all Samsung devices with AllShare Play.
AllShare Play allows users to search for and play video, photo, and music files across all enabled PCs, TVs, and mobile devices. With the addition of SugarSync, users without a cloud-storage service can sign up for SugarSync and store up to 5GB of data for free, without leaving AllShare Play.
Beyond 5GB, pricing plans jump to $4.99 per month for 30GB, $9.99 for 60GB, and $14.99 each month for 100GB of storage. A 250GB or 500GB plan is also available, for $24.99 and $39.99 per month, respectively.
According to SugarSync CEO Laura Yecies, the Galaxy S III integration "a natural progression," providing Samsung mobile AllShare Play users with a way to share content with family and friends.
The Galaxy S III also comes with the Amazon Kindle app, Media and Music Hub, and Samsung Memo (memo-pad), Suggest (magazine-style app guide), and Voice (speech commands) features. Each carrier's model has its own built-ins, as well, though that list will depend on the service provider.